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RYAN
MURPHY

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Murphy grew up in Holden, and captained at Wachusett, and then in college nearby at Assumption University.  Coaches throughout his playing career taught him so much which is why he started this Academy.  He recalls great bonding trips with teammates over tournament weekends, and strong connections with all the families in the program.  A true soccer culture.  He wants other kids to be able to experience that through playing for their town along with HEAT.  Attending Assumption University and now working at Holy Cross College…he knows how important strong principled values are.  He believes it is our responsibility to be difference makers in the world and have an impact.  The goal of this Soccer Academy is to compliment town soccer and teach those valuable lessons.  High quality soccer training should be accessible to anyone.  After a successful career leading sales teams for national CPG companies, Murphy decided to follow his passion for higher education and soccer which would give him more time with his family.  He is a part time firefighter and coaches town/club with his free time.

Certifications-National EMT and MA EMT, CPR Certified, Certified First Responder/Firefighter I/II, SafeSport Certified, Concussion In Sports Certified,

USSSA Grass Roots Coaching License, 7 v 7 & 11 v 11 Diplomas & F License

Playing Experience

Soccer Scene, Bandits, State Select  (Club/Maple Team) U12/U14 MAYS State Finalist

Wachusett High School – Captain 1996-1999

Assumption University – Captain 1999-2003

2001 ECAC Champions, 2nd NE-10 Team All-Conference, 3 Year Defensive MVP

Coaching Experience – Holden Youth Soccer Turbo Coach, and Spring D1 Travel Team Coach, Boys U10 Director, Special Olympics Coach, Asst Coach – Assumption Women’s 2004, Head Coach – FC Stars Worcester Boys

MEET THE HEAT (DREAM TEAM)OUR COACHES

Our qualified coaches are always on hand to inspire, encourage and share their passion for the beautiful game.
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SENIOR COACHRICK PORTER

Rick serves as Head Coach for Saint Paul’s high school varsity boys soccer as well as the Head Coach for Spirit of Liverpool FC.  Prior to being a head coach, Rick served as the Director of Coaching & Player Development for Rutland Youth Soccer and was a Head Coach for the Challenger Training Program.  Rick has an extensive coaching resume, holding credentials from the US Soccer and US Club Soccer. He has been coaching for more than 10 years at the high school and youth level. Rick also provides individual player training focusing on speed, agility, ball mastery and reading the game.

Certifications – CPR Certified, EMT-B Certified, SafeSport Certified, Concussion In Sports Certified, Certified Goalie Coach

USSSA Grass Roots, 4 v 4, 7 v 7, 9 v 9, 11 v 11 Diplomas, F License

Playing Experience – Juventus F.C.  (Club/Maple Team) U8 -U14 2nd place finish in the United States in 1994

Holy Name High School 1996-2000 , All New England 1999

 Worcester State College 2000-2002

2001 NCAA New England Regional Finalist – Sweet 16, 2002 NCAA Tournament First Round

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GOALKEEPER COACHJOSH COLE aka "Colie the Goalie"

Josh Cole played his 4 years of college soccer at Assumption University. He then continued playing semi-professional and has trained with the New England Revolution on a handful of occasions.  He has also spent that past 16 years coaching at the college and club level, as well as private trainings with GK’s. He now resides in Sterling, MA with his wife and two children.

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Fitness CoachJAMIE HENDERSON

Jamie Henderson grew up in Worcester and was a competitive gymnast from age 5-22. She graduated high school as a two time level 10 JO National qualifying gymnast. Jamie went on to compete for the University of Rhode Island’s Division 1 gymnastics program where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree. Post college/graduation, she coached competitive gymnastics full time serving as Head Coach and Team Director. Jamie has worked with all ages, levels and abilities developing strength, flexibility, injury prevention, body awareness and skill progression. She has coached athletes from beginner level to nationally ranked competitors. Jamie has a passion coaching all different athletes and finding ways to customize their workouts with strength circuits/lists and exercises that fit their interests/sport of choice and personal goals. Jamie lives in Holden with her husband and two sons and enjoys watching them explore their own passions with hockey and soccer.

CPR/First Aid/Safe Sport Certified

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JUNIOR GIRLS COACHMADDIE G.

I play for the Wachusett Soccer Team as well as the Best FC 2004 DPL team. I am currently a junior captain and will graduate in 2023.

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JUNIOR COACHDUBBA A.

Dubba Alzamora is a sophmore at WSU and played soccer for four years at Wachusett . He has been a TOPSoccer coach for four years, and a Unified coach as well. He loves soccer and always has fun playing the game.  He was recently awarded the 2020 TOPSoccer Massachusetts “Buddy of the Year”.

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JUNIOR BOYS COACHKWAME A.

I play for Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury MA.  I am currently a senior captain and have been playing varsity there four years.  I also play club soccer for the Boston Bolts, and look forward to helping kids learn new skills and develop a better understanding of the game.

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